Construction starting on TDS fiber project in Salem, Kentucky

TDS Telecom (TDS®) has broken ground on a fiber network upgrade project in Salem, Kentucky to deliver super-fast internet service to residents of that community as well as Burna, Carrsville, Dycusburg, Frances, Hampton, and Lola. In total, the fiber network expansion will reach approximately 1,400 residential and business dwellings. Residents will receive up to 1Gig connections, and businesses can choose up to 10G dedicated connections.

“We’ve been a proud part of Salem for nearly 35 years, and we’re excited to get started on this fiber-to-the-home project,” says Bruce Mottern, State Government Affairs Manager for TDS. “We know how important high-quality, reliable internet connections are in today’s world and we strongly believe our investment will offer tremendous benefits for all of these communities.”

TDS contractors started work on the project last week, a process that includes laying underground cable as well as hanging fiber on utility poles. The network will be completed in sections, with the new, faster speeds becoming available gradually as areas are completed. If construction proceeds as planned, the first customers are expected to be connected within the next 12 months.

In addition to offering a range of internet choices up to 1Gig, the fiber technology also offers symmetrical speeds, meaning the service has equally fast download and upload speeds. This feature enables both smooth media streaming as well as seamless video conferencing for those who want to telecommute. Businesses included in the build footprint can choose internet access and transport connections up to 10Gig via dedicated fiber and TDS managedIP, a hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) communications solution.

Residents can visit or call 1-888-225-5837 for more information.



Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4836 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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